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Council Approves Funding Proposals for Trial Courts

Council Approves Funding Proposals for Trial Courts

July 27, 2015 | News Release
SAN FRANCISCO—At its public meeting via teleconference on July 28, the Judicial Council approved a recommendation from its Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee to make an allocation to the trial courts from the Trial Court Trust Fund (TCTF) and General...
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Council to Allocate Trial Court Funds

Council to Allocate Trial Court Funds

July 20, 2015 | News Release
SAN FRANCISCO—At its public meeting on July 28, the Judicial Council will consider a recommendation from its Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee to make an allocation to the trial courts from the Trial Court Trust Fund (TCTF) and General Fund for...
Categories: Judicial Council, Budget
2015 Distinguished Service Award Honorees Announced

2015 Distinguished Service Award Honorees Announced

July 16, 2015 | News Release
SAN FRANCISCO—The Judicial Council of California today announced four recipients of its 2015 Distinguished Service Award, the highest honors given by the state court system’s governing body. Now in its 22nd year, the award recognizes those who have...
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Chief Justice Names Five New Members to Judicial Council

Chief Justice Names Five New Members to Judicial Council

June 03, 2015 | News Release
SAN FRANCISCO—Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye today announced the appointment of five new Judicial Council members whose three-year terms will begin Sept. 15. She also reappointed five council members to new terms. “As the constitutional and...
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Council to Consider New Rule on Traffic Tickets

Council to Consider New Rule on Traffic Tickets

June 02, 2015 | News Release
SAN FRANCISCO—At a special open meeting via teleconference on June 8, the Judicial Council will consider adopting a proposed rule that would direct courts to allow people who have traffic tickets to appear for arraignment and trial without deposit of...
Council Tackles Fallout From Budget Reductions

Council Tackles Fallout From Budget Reductions

April 16, 2015 | News Release
SAN FRANCISCO—At its public meeting on April 17, the Judicial Council approved recommendations to address an anticipated shortfall of nearly $11 million in the judicial branch’s State Trial Court Improvement and Modernization Fund (IMF) for fiscal...
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Council to Address Anticipated Branch Budget Shortfall

Council to Address Anticipated Branch Budget Shortfall

April 09, 2015 | News Release
SAN FRANCISCO—At its public meeting on April 17, the Judicial Council will consider ways to deal with an anticipated shortfall of nearly $11 million in the judicial branch’s State Trial Court Improvement and Modernization Fund (IMF) for fiscal year...
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California Bench Continues to Grow More Diverse

March 03, 2015 | News Release
SAN FRANCISCO—Diversity on the California bench is increasing, according to a legislatively mandated annual report released today by the Judicial Council. The report contains demographic data on the ethnicity, race, gender, gender identity, sexual...
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